Spendlove previously served as the Deputy Chief of Staff for Federal Relations for Governor Gary Herbert. He also served as the Washington, DC representative for the Utah Governor’s Office, acting as a liaison between the State of Utah and a variety of multi-state and federal organizations, including the National Governors Association (NGA), Republican Governors Association (RGA), and the Western Governors Association (WGA), as well as Congress, federal agencies, and the White House. He has served previously as the Chair of the Governor’s Council of Economic Advisers, Chair of the Utah Population Estimates Committee, and as the President of the Wasatch Front Economic Forum.
During the 2016 General Session, Robert served on the House Economic and Workforce Services Committee, Social Services Appropriations Subcommittee, and the House Health and Human Services Committee
Robert received an M.P.A. from the University of Utah.